(MILWAUKEE) - Don Hutson, professional football's pass catching master, showed himself the wizard again in Sunday's game against the Chicago Cardinals at suburban State Fair park, and the Packers won their fifth NFL victory in eight starts, 35 to 14. Purportedly singing his Wisconsin pro career swan song, Hutson was a dervish the Cardinals could not stop as he gathered in payoff strikes from Irv Comp for nine yards in the first quarter and from Tony Canadeo for 20 yards early in the second. He then finished off with a dazzling 85-yard return of an intercepted pass. The crowd of 10,831 cash customers fought the chilly weather as they watched the former Alabaman, in his ninth season with the Packers, fatten six of his 17 league records and generally add a spark which was fanned into flames the hapless Red Birds couldn't quench in their futile search for their first victory in eight games. The other members of the squad took the cue properly and added another touchdown in the second period through the middle after a drive of 46 yards and Harry Jacunski's 64-yard scamper with a pass from Lou Brock in the third period on a play which had an overall gain of 85 yards.
To cap his three touchdown performance, Hutson added five perfect points after touchdown from placement to boost his season's point total to 78 points and his all-time record for the league to 602 marks. But that was just one of the records he added to in making what apparently was his last appearance before Wisconsin fans. The other National league marks he boosted include: Most passes caught, 369; most touchdown passes caught, 79; most yards gained catching passes, 5,998; most touchdowns scored, 82; and most consecutive games scoring one or more points, 33. This season, Don has made eight touchdowns, 27 extra points and one field goal. It is taking nothing away from Hutson to say that the Packer aerial attack - always a potent factor - clicked to perfection to smother the Cardinals. Harry Jacunski's long run with Brock's pass was a beauty to watch and gave the former Fordham end 115 yards in three tries. Hutson had six catches for 86 yards.
With Comp, Canadeo and Brock - whose only aerial was the one to Jacunski - doing the tossing, the Packers gained 289 yards through the air. Canadeo had the best average with eight completions in 11 attempts for 110 yards and Comp connected on seven of 15 for 93 yards. All three passers tossed one each for a touchdown. The Cardinals, on the other hand, were stymied except on two occasions. Their first touchdown in the third quarter was set up when end Clint Wager blocked Brock's punt and Ray Bulger recovered on the 16 yard line of Green Bay. Bob Morrow took the ball on four successive thrusts at the line and went over on the fourth from the three yard line. A pass from Ronnie Cahill to end Eddie Rucinski for seven yards was good for the second in the last minute. Conway Baker added both points from placement. The Green Bay line should get a share of the praise also. Led by Buckets Goldenberg, who is rounding out 10 seasons of play at guard, the forward wall came up with a plentiful portion of sharp blocking and tackling which left little to be desired. Most noticeable was the piling-up work of Larry Craig at defensive left end, tackles Chet Adams and Paul Berezney and guard Bill Kuusisto.
The Cardinal line, faced with a tough job, also produced. This cannot be said of the backfield combinations which desperate Coach Phil Handler inserted into the clash in an effort to get some scoring punch. Johnny Grigas and John Martin did most of the work with Bob Morrow adding his bit when he got in. All in all, it was a grand ending for the western schedule of the Packers, who swing east this week to take on Brooklyn next Sunday and the Phil-Pitt Steagles three weeks hence in Philadelphia. The victory kept them in second place behind the Chicago Bears, who completely smothered the New York Giants, 56-7, at the Polo grounds to remain undefeated.
Green Bay kicked off to the Cardinals, who were forced to punt after three tries lost 12 yards. Martin kicked out of bounds on the Packer 26. Then and there the Bays made their first touchdown march, which carried the remaining 74 yards to the goal. A pass, Comp to Dick Evans, was good for a first down on the 38 and then Laws and Comp combined to add another on rushing to their 49. After one ground play, Comp tossed to Hutson on the 50 and the fullback raced to the 20 for a 31 yard gain. Comp attempted two passes, neither good, and then circled left end for no gain. Comp tossed to Hutson on the nine for a first down and then stepped back and heaved another pass to the lithe end, who eluded Grigas easily to gather it in. Six minutes had passed. Hutson kicked perfectly from placement to make it 7 to 0. The Cards came back after the kickoff from the 45 to the Packers' 31 but were stalled on the 30. Two pass interceptions provided the principal fireworks in the remainder of the quarter. Hutson intercepted Cahill's toss on his own 24 and returned a yard. After the Packers had made a first down on their 46, Grigas returned the compliment by hauling in Comp's aerial on his own 14. The quarter ended a play later with the Cards in possession on their own 17.
After exchange of punts, the Packers began to move once more. Martin kicked to Brock on his 21 and he returned nicely to the 37. Four first downs later the Packers scored their second touchdown aided by a 10 yard interference penalty called on Andy Puplis of the Cards on Canadeo's pass from Hutson from the 25. On the next play Canadeo heaved one for 11 yards to Brock, who was down on the 4. Hutson put the kibosh on the Cards' chances when he took Canadeo's perfect pass in the end zone and then added the extra point to make the score 14 to 0. The next series of plays really put the Bays ahead for keeps as the Canadeo-Hutson combine went to work to put the ball in scoring position. The Cards drew a 15 yard penalty on the kickoff to put them in a hole on their 30 after Adams' kick went out of bounds. Three plays gained nothing and Martin punted to Brock on his 30. Lou again made a beautiful return to the Cards' 46. Canadeo was stopped at left end, but then he tossed to Hutson for a first down.
The play was typical in that Hutson grabbed the ball on the 33 while both Grigas and Cahill were covering him, whirled and lit out for home. Only some deluxe spending by Martin allowed him to catch Hutson on the five. On the next play, Cahill figured he wouldn't let Hutson catch another Canadeo fling so he interfered and the officials gave Green Bay the ball on the one, where the infraction occured. Fritsch rammed it over from there for the third touchdown of the half. Hutson again added the finishing touch to put Green Bay ahead, 21 to 0. Three plays after the kickoff the Cards uncorked a good play for 32 yards from their own 26 to the Packers' 37. Walter Masters tossed a forward to Eddie Rucinski on the 31 and Eddie lateraled to Morrow, who went the remainder. But the Cards failed to produce anything serious during the remainder of the first half. The Packers were content to hold on to the ball and the period ended with them in possession on their 12 yard line.
The Cardinal touchdown was set up after the Bays moved from their own 30 to the 49 led by Canadeo's runback of the second half kickoff from the 5 to the 30. On fourth down, Brock dropped back to kick but Wager rushed in fast and made a full block of the ball, which danced around crazily until Bulger dropped on it on the Packers' 21. Morrow got gains of four, seven and seven yards to the three and then went through the middle for the touchdown five minutes after the third quarter opened. Baker dropped back from his guard position to make the extra point. The score, 21-7, still have the Cards a chance until what happened the next time the Packers got the ball. Some intimation of what was to come was given when Brock ran back Baker's kickoff from his own 5 to midfield only to have the play called back and the Packers penalized 15 yards to their 10 for illegal use of hands. Canadeo made eight but a five yard offside put it back on the 13. Jim Lankas went through right tackle for two to the 15, and the explosion came the fourth time.
Brock swept over to his left as though he were going to run. He stopped momentarily, pivoted and threw a pass to Jacunski, who took it on his fingertips on the Cardinal 36, and racd down the sidelines the remainder of the distance to the goal line. Hutson again kicked the point to put a wreath on the Cardinal hopes, 28 to 7. Hutson added the finishing touches less than two minutes later. Adams kicked off to Cahill, who returned from his 12 to the 27. A pass for 16 yards from Cahill to Rankin was good to their 43 and another for 11 went to the Packers' 46. Then Cahill shot a long heave over to his left and there was Hutson on his 15-yard line waiting to take it. The play was remarkable for its length but more so for the manner in which it developed. Hutson dashed straight up the field to the Packer 45 yard line, where he was all but down by three Cardinals. Twisting and turning and yanking, Hutson pulled away from the defense men, reversed his field and outran the Red Bird pack to the goal, untouched for the last 55 yards. He had sufficient energy left to make the last point for his team and to run the count up to 35-7.
The remainder of the third quarter was quiet but early in the fourth the Cards sprang to life. Puplis started it off when he intercepted Comp's pass on his 21 and ran it back to the 40. The Birds made three straight first downs to the Packers' 26 but then were slapped down and failed to make another first in four downs, stopping on the 20. Three Packer plays lost eight yards. Comp kicked to Grigas on his own 35 and then the Cards got a tough break as did Grigas. He took the ball on the run and sifted through the entire Green Bay team to take it over the goal line but the play was nullified when a clipping penalty was called on the Cardinals. The ball was moved to the Packer 24. The Packers were forced again to punt shortly after, leading the way to the Chicago eleven's final touchdown in the waning minutes. Starting on their own 20, they put together two first downs, assisted by Cahill's 25 yard dash from his own 44 to the Bays' 31. Cahill, Parker and Grigas combined to move down to the Packer 15. Then Cahill passed to Rucinski on the 10 and Rucinski lateraled to Smith, who ran it to the four. After Cahill had gained to the two and Grigas was stopped for no gain, Lankas dropped Cahill on the seven. On fourth down, however, Cahill passed to Rucinski in the end zone for the seventh touchdown of the game and the second for the Cards. Baker again kicked good to make the final 35 to 14. The game ended with the following kickoff when Pete Tinsley recovered Baker's short kick on his own 45 yard line.
CHI CARDS -  0   0   7   7  -  14
GREEN BAY -  7  14  14   0  -  35
1st - GB - Don Hutson, 9-yard pass from Irv Comp (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 7-0
2nd - GB - Hutson, 20-yard pass from Tony Canadeo (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 14-0
2nd - GB -Ted  Fritsch, 1-yard run (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 21-0
3rd - CHI - Bob Morrow, 3-yard run (Conway Baker kick) GREEN BAY 21-7
3rd - GB - Harry Jacunski, 86-yard pass from Lou Brock (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 28-7
3rd - GB - Hutson, 85-yard interception return (Hutson kick) GREEN BAY 35-7
4th - CHI - Eddie Rucinski, 7-yard pass from Ronnie Cahill (Baker kick) GREEN BAY 35-14 
Green Bay Packers (5-2-1) 35, Chicago Cardinals (0-8) 14
Sunday November 14th 1943 (at Milwaukee)
NOV 15 (Chicago) - Eleven straight defeats would weigh heavily on any coach, and Sunday's defeat was the 11th for the Cardinals. Phil Handler, a 14-year veteran of the Redbirds, has been kicked around a lot and when we talked to him Sunday he wasn't liking it. Handler had two principal squawks about Sunday's game, although he was quick to say that the Packers probably would have won anyhow. He didn't like the interference rulings which set up the second Packer touchdown, and he didn't like the referee's decision that gave the Cardinals the ball on their 30-yard line, rather than the 45, when Chet Adams' kick went out of bounds following a 15-yard penalty that gave Adams a chance to kick off from the Cardinal 45-yard line. Handler's diagnosis of the game was like anybody else's - he had a line, a fullback and very little else. "If we could get four fellows into the backfield like the seven we have in the line we'd have a football team," he declares, "in fact, it's been suggested that we put four of our linemen back there to see what they can do."...RUCINSKI LOOKS GOOD: Standouts for the Cardinals were Ed Rucinski, a wingman from Indiana who turned in a whale of a game although hampered by a shoulder injury, and Bob Morrow, a 245-pound fullback who powered his way through center for the Cards' first touchdown in four tries, after Chet Bulger's recovery of a blocked Packer punt on the Bay 21-yard line. Morrow played his heart out and finally limped from the game in the fourth quarter, but he came back in again even after that. Rucinski, Handler said, wouldn't be playing with such an injured shoulder "if he was anybody else but Rucinski." Reading from Rucinski's right were any number of linemen who played themselves a lot of football and held the Packers to a net gain of 38 yards from rushing, although the figure would be higher except for the fact that Comp was trapped on a number of occasions before he could get rid of the ball. Handler played tribute to both Comp and Tony Canadeo, who alternate at left halfback...SAME ALL YEAR: "It's been the same all year," Handler declared. "Our line plays a swell ball game and holds the opposition to low yardage on the ground and then they pass us silly." If interference rulings are going to be called as closely as they were Sunday, Handler claimed, you might just as well sit back and let the receiver catch the pass. A defender has the right to try for the ball and if the try is legitimate it doesn't matter if he bumps the intended receiver, he pointed out. That is true, but is is also true that hardly anyone would argue that the decision which gave the Packers the ball inside the one-yard line, on an interference ruling, was not clear cut. The offender, Johnny Grigas, was on the goal line and he pushed Hutson three or four yards from directly behind him just as the ball should have been caught. Fritsch went over for the touchdown, to make the score 14-0, a moment later. No one would deny that penalties were costly to the Cardinals since two touchdowns were called back, one on a near-perfect 65-yard punt return by Grigas that saw virtually all of the Packers blocked out...DOCTOR'S DIAGNOSIS: Another tribute to the Cardinal line came from Dr. Paul Berezney, who played against them in there and should know. "Those fellows were really enjoying the game," the doctor said. "They were in there trying all the time." They rushed the passer with a good deal of spirit and caught both Canadeo and Comp for losses before they could get rid of the ball. The line, like the backfield, was playing under a handicap since there was a shortage of reserves - a press box observer counted only 23 men in uniform - and the job the forward wall did is probably best illustrated by the fact that the blocked punt was the first one all season against the Packers and something of a rarity in pro football. Clint Wager blocked the punt with Rucinski in close too, and Rucinski and Lou Brock, who had attempted to kick, raced for the ball...THANKS FROM BROCK: Curly Lambeau continued his recent practice of watching the game from the press box and has as company Charley Brock, disabled by an appendectomy performed in the East during the Packers' tour. After the game, the players promptly stated calling Charley "coach". Lambeau's afternoon was a comparatively calm one and the fellow on the receiving end of the telephone was Don Perkins, another disabled player. Brock returned to Green Bay from a New York state hospital last Thursday. "If there's any way you can do it," he said. "I'd like you to thank all my friends and other fans who sent cards and letters and things to me in the hospital. It really made my stay a shorter one and I may not be able to thank all of them personally."...BOWING OUT: The game was billed as the final Wisconsin appearance of Don Hutson and Buckets Goldenberg, and although both of them have announced their retirements before, they sound positive about it this time. Hutson has made the statement repeatedly to newspapermen all season and Sunday made it again to Wendell Wilkie during a post-game conversation. Buckets, who was applying bandages to assorted cuts and scratches when we talked to him, was equally adamant and pointed to his 11 years in the game - then pointed to his scarred legs and said he never escapes injury anymore when he plays football. "Green Bay has been very good to me," Bucket said, "and I'd like to settle down there again."...PENALTY POINTER: The Cardinals were penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct - from the bench - after a Packer touchdown and Chet Adams kicked off from the Cardinal 45-yard line. The kick went out of bounds and the officials put the ball in play on the Cardinals' 30, rather than the 45, making in one sense a 30-yard penalty. Phil Handler was very vociferous in criticism of the decision and was restrained from walking onto the field by his boss, Charlie Bidwill, who saw the game from the bench. We asked Red Smith about the play on the trip home and his version was that the penalty is called from the spot where the ball is put in play. Since the out-of-bounds kickoff is not a play, he explained, the ball is put in play on the 45, and the penalty is taken from there, setting the ball back to the 30...IDLE WITH INJURIES: Twenty-five of the Packers' 28 men played, and the others would have but were kept out because of injuries. They were Charley Brock, in street clothes because of an appendectomy; Baby Ray, who suffered a key injury when he was clipped in the Bear game; and Andy Uram, who has some injured ribs. With Lambeau in the press box, Ray took over the sideline pacing duties because every time he sat down his knee stiffened up...PASS PAYS OFF: Lou Brock, the Kansas farmer, had a great day but his principal effort on the ground, a return to near midfield on a kickoff, was nullified by a clipping penalty. He did uncork that pass of his again, however - the one where he starts on a run to the left and stops and throws a long pitch straight downfield. It settled into Jacunski's arms and the Fordham end went all the way for a touchdown...ANOTHER CANADEO: Among those present for the State Fair park encounter was Savvy Canadeo, who is stationed at Truax field, Madison, and will fight Johnny Munroe on a Milwaukee card Wednesday night. He contributed the information that another Canadeo is playing football - 16-year-old Harold, a substitute fullback on the Steinmetz High school team in Chicago. Steinmetz won its semifinal in the city championship series Saturday and will meet Phillips for the public high school city championship next Saturday at Soldier field. The winner meets the Catholic champion in the annual attraction which plays to a capacity crowd in the huge Chicago stadium...TALL TALE: On the trip to Milwaukee there was a Milwaukee road porter who measured six feet, six inches. Walking down the aisle he met Baby Ray. Sizing him up, the porter said: "Man, there's a felllow on this train almost as big as I am."...CAHILL COMMENT: Roy Brecke, secretary to Gov. Goodland, was in the lobby looking for Don Hutson when a group of Cardinals tiptoed in. He buttonholded Ronald Cahill, the Card passer, and asked him if Hutson had gotten back to the hotel yet. "I don't know," said Cahill, "he's not on our team - but I wish to hell he was."...IMPROVED CONDITION: Marshall Goldberg, the fast-stepping back who might make all the difference on the Cardinal team this year, had the cast removed from his broken ankle last week and wanted to finish the season playing football. "He wants to playh but I won't let him," Handler declared. "I figure it's too risky - he might get hurt worse."
NOV 15 (Green Bay) - Peering through the dirty window of the State fair park press box: When you start picking out "best" plays in any football game you are heading straight for verbal fireworks, but I don't think there's much argument about who gets the palm for Sunday's fray between the Packers and Cardinals. It goes to Don Hutson, the peer of pass pluckers, for his sensational runback of an interception for a touchdown. Don's speed and elusive shifting saved his life on that play. Speed carried him to the exact point where he could snatch Ronald Cahill's pass on his own 15-yard line, and speed and elusiveness brought him safely through the Cardinal defensive positions. He appeared to be cornered near the 50-yard line, but shifted and broke into the clear. The last of the Cardinals gave up the pursuit 25 yards from the goal, and Don made the rest of the trip all by himself. Hutson is getting to be quite a pass stealer. He now has six interceptions to his credit, giving him a total of 153 yards on runbacks - by far the best in the National league. He also became the first to score a touchdown on an interception this year...Lou Brock attempted only one pass, but that was enough to satisfy any Packer follower and sink Coach Phil Handler of the Cards deeper into gloom. The pass was to Harry Jacunski for an 86-yard touchdown play. It was the longest pass gain of the day...Hutson's pass receptions, in care you are interested, were for 9, 12, 4, 41, 9 and 11 yards - a total of 86 yards and three touchdowns. Thanks to his brilliant 86 yards, Jacunski outgained Hutson with a total of 115 yards on three catches...The Packer Lumberjack band, with Wilmer Burke at the helm, made its final game appearance of the season. The musicians did excellent work, and several spectators showed their appreciation by giving them rides back downtown so they could catch their train...Football crowds aren't the most polite people in the world, and they've not often been accused of bubbling over with sportsmanship. This was demonstrated Sunday when a number of loud-voiced individuals greeted with Wendell Wilkie with boos when he was introduced to the crowd. Others, partisan in the opposite direction, responded with cheers...None in the press box missed the torture Coach Handler was going through. Phil put on quite a show, and everybody seemed to feel a bit sorry for him. The general opinion is that Phil would win some football games if his boss gave him something to do it with. In street clothes Phil is a swell fellow, and everybody likes him...The press box at State fair park has been greatly improved, and only occasionally was there a slight sensation of swaying in the breeze. There was a time when some sports scribes refused to sit in the crate, perched high above the crowd, but it's O.K. now. I wish they'd wash those windows, though.
NOV 15 (Chicago) - Charles Bidwill, wealthy sportsman and owner of the Chicago Cardinals professional football team, changed his mind today and decided to appear before the grand jury investigating Chicago's gambling racket. Previously, Bidwill had written a letter to the state's attorney's office refusing to testify. When he left Chicago last week the state's attorney's office obtained a writ of attachment for him. Bidwill testified before the jury early last week, but he was recallled because jurors said his testimony was "unsatisfactory". The jurors said they wanted to investigate reports that Bidwill's printing company furnishes race sheets for handbooks. Bidwill sat on the Cardinal bench during their Sunday game against the Packers at State Fair park in Milwaukee. He appeared perturbed about the manner in which his team was losing but constantly kept motioning players to the bench when they jumped up to argue about offficials' decisions, especially on a clipping penalty which nullified John Grigas' 65-yard punt return.
NOV 19 (Green Bay) - At least two things became apparent today as the Packers sped eastward toward Brooklyn and their NFL clash Sunday afternoon against the Brooklyn Dodgers, who in recent weeks have become heroes to Flatbush fans because of two straight league victories after a miserable start. When the Packers entrained this morning at 7 o'clock, there was no question in their minds that they can knock the team of Coach Pete Cawthon deeper into the Eastern division cellar. They were also convinced that their championship hopes could be kept alive for another week. The latter belief hinges on the league's classic of the year - the Chicago Bears vs. the Washington Redskins in the capital. The clash will bring together the pro circuit's two outstanding passers. Sid Luckman of the Bears and Slingin' Sammy Baugh, both of whom slowed up the Packers' quest for another division flag in previous games. The Bays have an enormous amount of respect for both Luckman and Baugh but they figure that Sammy will have the better of the argument Sunday afternoon. If this should be the case, the Redskins will probably come out on top. The Packers pin their hopes on Baugh's arm because if anything can beat the Bruins that formidable wing is it. A loss for the Chicago team would be their first in this season's competition. If the Packers defeat the Dodgers - and they shouldn't have much trouble doing it - the final standings in the Western division won't be decided until the following Sunday, when the Bears meet their city rivals, the Cardinals, in their final game. One thing is certain. The Packers themselves and Green Bay fans will be watching the result of the Bear-Redskin tussle the while they are doing a considerable amount of playing and plugging for the sixth league victory of Coach Curly Lambeau's eleven. Both games are features of the weekend's play with the other two in the "also-ran" division...WIND UP DRILLS: The Packers wound up their practice sessions Thursday with a spirited workout on defense and a thorough going-over on their passing and running attack. It marked their last chance to get into shape for the Dodgers although a warm-up drill is scheduled for Ebbets field, scene of Sunday's clash, Saturday morning. The team was in good physical condition with the exception of guard Bill Kuusisto, who is having trouble with an injured knee. Lambeau doesn't figure to use the former Minnesota guard at all against the Dodgers unless the going really gets tough. Even then Kuusisto's service will be limited. Pete Tinsley will probably start in Bill's left guard spot. Although the Bear-Redskin test will draw a capacity 35,540 crowd, the Bays have stirred up enough interest among New York and Brooklyn fans to bring the largest advance sale this season. Upwards of 20,000 are likely to be on hand if the weather is anything near favorable. While the Redskins-Bears are matching passes and the Packers are meeting the Dodgers, Detroit will close its schedule against Phil-Pitt at Philadelphia. Led by rookie Frankie Sinkwich, the Lions will strive to wind up their first season under Coach Gus Dorais with a record of having lost to no one except the big three - the Packers, Bears and Redskins. The Cardinals, already whipped eight times in league play, invade the Polo grounds, where the Giants will venture forth fearlessly, convinced that no matter what happens it cannot approximate last week. Football fans will remember - as the Giants can't forget - that the Bears went to New York last Sunday and broke out in a rash of record breaking.
NOV 19 (Chicago) - The playoff game for the NFL championship will be played in the midwest, not on the Pacific coach as had been suggested. Division leaders and teams with a mathematical chance for the title will meet Monday to arrange plans for the contests, scheduled for Dec. 19, and almost certain to be held in Chicago between the Bears and Washington Redskins, division leaders. Commissioner Elmer Layden, however, invited representatives of the Green Bay Packers, Phil-Pitt Steagles and the New York Giants to the meeting.
NOV 19 (Brooklyn) - If the football Dodgers can win this one and then go on to close out their campaign with a triumph over the Giants the Polo Grounds a week from Sunday, Coach Pete Cawthon can eat a chicken dinner, smoke a cigarette and forgive everybody. But Pete's young Texas mavericks will have to do a lot of stampeding to top the Green Bay Packers, their Sabbath guests at Ebbets field. It's a team that has been growing progressively better with every Sunday. The Dodgers didn't score points in its first five contests, then tallied 21 in a losing imbroglio against the Bears, returned to Ebbets Field to beat the Cardinals and went on to upset the tougher Steagles. Now if they can handle Green Bay - when you say that smile, pardner - the impetus might easily continue through the Polo Grounds' wind-up...MUST STOP DON FIRST: All Pete's thoughts, however, have been on the Packers, with Don Hutson rising up out of the ground and not a Dodger nearly to haunt him. Cawthon's cowhands have been listening to blackboard lectures, building up a defense to smear the Packers' passes. Pete's going to put Merlyn Condit on Hutson as well as Frank Martin. New plays have been practiced with Pug Manders in his recently achieved forward passing role, and there have been long tackling drills. But, of course, you first have to catch up with Hutson before you can bring him to earth.
NOV 20 (Chicago) - Professional football teams have cut their railroad travel by 700,000 miles in 1943, it was disclosed today as Railway Age published results of its nationwide survey. College teams cut their travel by 70,000 miles, or 69 percent, for the 1943 season. Additional savings of travel facilites results because alumni and other enthusiasts did not follow the teams on trips, the survey disclosed. Railway executives said football teams may travel in greater luxury for lesser cost after the wat as a result of the rail industry's determination to keep much of the phenomenal passenger mileage, which is being chalked up during the war.
NOV 20 (Green Bay) - While the big blowoff in the NFL Sunday is scheduled for Washington, the Packes will be seeking their sixth league victory against the Brooklyn Dodgers art Ebbets field in the eastern city. The game, which will be broadcast by a Milwaukee radio station, is scheduled to start at 1:15 Central War time. Treated roughly by the Washington Redskins and
the Chicago Bears for their only two defeats, the Bays
are out to salvage what they can for the season. There
is little danger of their winding up less than second
place in the Western division. In fact, there is a chance
that they won't be mathematically out of the division 
race until next week. It all depends on the outcome of
the Bear-Redskin clash in the capital. Should the Bears
lose - they're installed as the favorites by 3 to 5 - it will
be their first defeat this season although they tied the
Packers in their first game here late in September. a
victory, however, would put them "in" no matter what
Green bay does in its two remaining games...ARRIVE
IN BROOKLYN: The Packers arrived in Brooklyn early
this morning and were reported none the worse for wear
after their 24-hour trip from Green Bay. They warmed up
briefly at the site of Sunday's clash. The short drill 
served to eliminate any travel kinks that developed on 
the journey. Excused from practice was guard Bill
Kuusisto, who has an injured klnee and may not play.
Coach Curly Lambeau, confident that the Bays can 
whip the Flatbushers for the seventh straight time, plans
to use several combinations during the contest,
especially if the going is not too rough. He expects to
start his veteran backfield combination of Tony Canadeo
and Lou Brock at halves, Ted Fritsch, fullback and Larry
Craig in the blocking back spot. In the forward wall, 
main attention of the Brooklyn fans will be focused on
Don Hutson, who reached the heights again on last
Sunday with his performance against the Cardinals. 
Hutson has frequently emphasized that this is his last
year as a player and Flatbush fans are not passing up 
the opportunity to see him in action the last time...MAY
FATTEN RECORDS: With any kind of passing weather,
the fleet end should increase the record marks he has 
set up over nine years of play and also add completions,
yardage and scoring to the all-time season marks he
possesses. By the time the Packers have finished their
season against the Steagles in Philadelphia on Dec. 5,
Don will have posted marks that probably never will be
passed. With Kuusisto out of the starting lineup, Pete
Tinsley will get the starting call at left guard. In the event
also that Baby Ray isn't able to open up at his usual
left tackle post, Dr. Paul Berezney will shift over to that
side with Chet Adams going in at right tackle. This
combination worked out well last week, the two playing
practically the entire 60 minutes. The Brooklyn club,
despite its six defeats against two victories, has some power as shown by its comeback against the Phil-Pitt second place eleven last Sunday. Pug Manders, who has been plugging along at the fullback post for several seasons, sparked the attack. Merlyn Condit, a halfback, is also potentially dangerous...CAWTHON PUSHES TEAM: The Dodgers' line is built around Bruiser Kinard, huge tackle. Coach Pete Cawthon was reported this week to have the team in high spirits for a possible upset of the Packers. Pete also ventures the opinion that he has manufactured - out of thin air, no doubt - a defense to stop Hutson. It will be interesting to see what develops on this score Sunday. After the game, the Packers will leave for Philadelphia to prepare for their exhibition contest a week from Sunday with the Electric Boat Diesels, a semipro eleven from New London, Conn. The game, billed as a war fund relief game, is to be played at Bristol, Conn.
NOV 20 (New York) - It couldn't happen in baseball, but pro football's two World Series favorites meet a month before the payoff Sunday when the Chicago Bears invade the home wigwam of the Washington Redskins in a preview of their National league playoff game. Pitching for the Bears will be Sid Luckman, who broke most of the records in the book Sunday, while the 'Skins have nominated Sammy Baugh to do their chucking. Although neither team has put the clincher on the pennant, the end of the season draws nigh with both divisional leaders among the unbeaten...BEARS ARE FAVORED: The Bears, with 261 points in eight games and a fistful of records every time they take the field, rate as 3 to 5 to trip the 'Skins just as they did in an exhibition game, 21-14. Griffith Stadium has been sold out for two weeks in anticipation of a fancy passing exhibition with the home folks remembering that George Preston Marshall's champs did upset the Chicago lads a year ago. The New York Giants and Philadelphia-Pittsburgh combine still have a chance to catch Washington and the Green Bay Packers still can tie the Bears but it's pretty much of a wild goose chase. Steve Owen's Giants have a soft touch at home with the Chicago Cardinals, who haven't won yet. The New Yorkers have four games to play - the Cards and Brooklyn once and Washington twice. Brooklyn, with two straight wins after losing six in a row, runs into Don Hutson and the Packers at Ebbets Field. Hutson can't miss setting some new marks and the Green Bay club figures to win from the improving Dodgers. Detroit becomes the first club to complete the season in a road game against the Steagles in Pittsburgh.
NOV 20 (Brooklyn) - Stout Steve Owen, coach of the football Giants, once tried to explain why Don Hutson, the Green Bay ghost, is such a terror in a broken field after his capable lunch hooks have wrapped themselves around a Packer forward pass. "The secret," said Owen, seeking to explain Hutson's famous head feint, "Is that he'll look in one direction and then start running in another. It is very baffling but sometimes you get so that you feel that you're just about to solve them. Then, strange to relate, he'll look to one direction and run in that direction." Around the NFL, they speak of the spooky left end of the Packers as something not quite human. In every game now, the lean, elusive Hutson sets a new record with almost every move he makes. Quite naturally, he'll be the draw tomorrow as Pete Cawthon's Dodgers wind up their season at Ebbets Field...MAYBE DON'S FINALE: They look for a crowd of 20,000 to be on hand at what may easily be Hutson's final appearance in the metropolitan section. Don has threatened to retire to his Green Bay bowling alleys before. This time, he insists, he means it. The Dodgers are underdogs in this one, but buoyed by successive victories over the Chicago Cardinals and the Steagles, they actually think they have a chance. Cawthon has worked hard all week drilling young Frankie Martin in the intricate maneuvers needed to cover Hutson. If one man can do that, the Dodges have a better chance of checking the alternative Green Bay thrusts - Tony Canadeo's passes to Harry Jacunski or Mr. Canadeo's rushing. Morally and physically, Cawthon feels that his team is better equipped for tomorrow's game than it has been for any previous contest. Among other things, Bill Brown, first-string quarterback, out of action since he suffered a damaged vertebra against the Giants, will see action. Tilly Manders, however, will start at that position with Ken Heineman, Merlyn Condit and Pug Manders forming the rest of the backfield. Capt. Dan Topping of the Marines, who saw his first game of the year last Sunday, will be on hand tomorrow and threatens to bring Lt. Col. Larry McPhail up from Washington to lend some moral support. If McPhail does come up, however, Larry will be walking away from the big pro game of the day. That clash down in Griffith's Stadium between the Redskins and the Bears - Sammy Baugh and Sid Luckman - is literally a preview of the championship to come. Whichever team wins, there is no doubt that the Bears will wind up champions of the West and the Redskins standard bearers of the East.
NOV 21 (Brooklyn) - It's getaway day at Ebbets Field for the football Dodgers this afternoon and Coach Pete Cawthon will leave 'em laughing when he says goodby - if the Green Bay Packers don't spoil the going away party that's expected to draw 20,000 Flatbush fans. There isn't any particular gate allure up at the Polo Grounds with the Giants fanning out for the kickoff against the tail-end Cardinals. The game starts at 2:15 p.m. The gaze of the 20,000 will be centered on Don Hutson, the end who isn't always there when you want to make a tackle. This has been extensively advertised as Hutson's farewell to pro football hereabouts. Don is threatening again to retire. But when the autumn leaves begin to fall again he may changes his mind and have another go at it. There isn't much for Don to do on a crisp October afternoon in Green Bay except to sit around his bowling alleys and listen to the fall of the pints. Pistol Pete, from the Dodger bench, is going to give Hutson only his divided attention. "If we only watch Don we might forget that the Packers will have another good country flanker on the field in Harry Jacunski," Cawton threw in a timely reminder in his soft Texas drawl. "If we gang up on Hutson, Jacunski would be in the clear, wouldn't he? Jacunski, don't forget, has caught 21 passes for 482 yards. Don has traveled 483 yards on 33 receptions. No, we can't afford to let Harry run wild."...COLONEL LARRY TO SEE GAME: Curly Lambeau, the Packers' coach, just sat and listened to Pete's warning with the look on his face of the cat who is about to swallow the canary in two bites - one for Hutson and the other for Jacunski. This was exclusively Cawthon's double-barreled headache. As a matter of cold fact all the pesky Packers will bear watching. What price Tony Canadeo who throws the pigskin and lugs it with equal facility? Tony was a ball of fire against the New York Giants recently at the Polo Grounds. And Green Bay has a fine young passer in Irving Comp, who pegs strikes to win the clutching hands of Hutson and Jacunski. What the Dodgers need to win this one are eyes in the back of their heads. Brooklyn will be at full strength for their last home game - the Dodgers wind up against the Giants at the Polo Grounds next Sunday - with Bill Brown, the last of the injured returning to the lineup. The first string field general suffered a chipped vertebra against the Giants a month ago. The chip still bothers him, but the club physician has consented to let Brown performs part time chores. Lt. Col. Larry McPhail, an old favorite around Ebbets Field, is coming up from Washington to witness the game and Capt. Dan Toppping, owner of the Dodgers, is here on a furlough from his battle station in the Pacific. Not even a global war can keep these old Dodgers away from the scene of Brooklyn conflict.
NOV 21 (Milwaukee Journal) - Green Bay's Packers, still nursing a slim mathematical chance of getting a share of the championship in the western division of the NFL, enter the home stretch of their campaign here Sunday when they meet the rejuvenated Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets field. Two weeks hence, after a USO charity game at Bristol, Conn., next Sunday, they will wind up their season against the Philadelphia-Pittsburgh Steagles in Philadelphia. The game at Ebbets field Sunday will be one of another complete round in which the Bears and Redskins, leaders in the western and eastern divisions of the league, respectively, will meet at Washington, the Cardinals and Giants at the Polo Grounds and the Lions and the Steagles in Pittsburgh. Local interest is centered almost entirely on the game in Brooklyn. Not only did the Packers make a tremendous hit here in their thrilling victory over the Giants at the Polo Grounds two weeks ago, but the Dodgers, finally hitting their stride, have won their last two league starts. After what the Bears did to the Giants a week ago and the Packers to the Cardinals, the meeting between these two losers at the Polo Grounds has not even caused a little ripple of excitement. Fans here want to see Don Hutson again, the big Packer line, and Tony Canadeo. Some 30,000 fans are expected. The Giants do not expect more than 15,000. Chief interest in the league, however, will be centered on the battle between the Bears and Redskins in Washington - a probable preview of their championship playoff in Chicago three weeks hence, since the two are almost sure of their division championships. It will be Ensign Sid Luckman vs. Slingin' Sammy Baugh and the attraction will tax the 35,450 capacity of Griffith stadium. Luckman, fresh from a history making performance against the New York Giants last week, will go our seeking revenge for the miserable afternoon a charging Redskin line forced on him and his mates in last December's playoff. Washington handled Luckman with consummate ease and surprised the Bears, as well as everyone else, with a 14-6 triumph. Baugh was the victor and the master that day. Going into Sunday's tussle, however, he finds himself trailing the newly commissioner merchant mariner for the individual passing championship. Not only has he been unable to overtake him, but within the week he has surrendered two of his newly achieved records. Luckman's 433 yards and seven touchdowns in New York wiped out Baugh's league marks of 376 yards and six touchdowns, set against Brooklyn October 31. The Luckman-Baugh meeting will add another spectacular chapter to the Bear-Redskin series, a feud which rapidly is becoming one of the bigger and better rivalries of football. It will be the thirteenth meeting between the teams since the Redskins came into the league in 1932 as representatives of Boston. The Bears have won seven times, the Redskins four. One game, the first, ended in a 7-7 tie. While the Redskins and Bears are matching passes, Detroit, ending its most prosperous season under Owner Fred L. Mandel, will close out its schedule against Phil-Pitt at Pittsburgh. Led by rookie Frank Sinkwich, who looks more like a major leaguer every start, the Lions will strive to wind up their first season under Coach Gus Dorais with a record of having lost to no one expect the big three - the Bears, Redskins and Green Bay Packers. They most likely will have to do it without their veteran center. Alex Wojciechowicz, who injured his leg last week at Washington.
NOV 17 (Green Bay) - Possibility that the Packers will
play the semipro Electic Boat Diesels of New London,
Conn., in Bristol November 28 was announced today by 
Coach Curly Lambeau, who said he had asked for
permission for the team to play from Commissioner 
Elmer Layden. Pending Layden's approval, the clash
has been tentatively scheduled, which probably will be
given without question. The exhibition with the Diesels
would fit well into the Packers' three-week eastern tour
since they have no NFL game scheduled Nov. 28. They
play the Brooklyn Dodgers next Sunday and wind up
their regular season with a game against the Phil-Pitt
Steagles in Philadelphia Dec. 5. The tilt would also 
have two local angles. When the Diesels played in New
York recently, the Packers' greatest fullback, Clarke
Hinkle, saw action as a member of the team. Although
he is in the Coast Guard, Hinkle was allowed to play
because of the charity aspect of the New York game.
Since the Nov. 28 tilt would be played for a similar
purpose, Hinkle probably would get a chance to run 
against the club he played with ten years...NEAR
JACUNSKI'S HOME: Harry Jacunski, who has been
having one of his best years as a Packer end, would be
playing in his own backyard if the game goes on. New
Britain, Conn., his home, is just 12 miles from Bristol,
and Harry's game as a footballer, both professional and
college, has spread considerably farther than that
distance. Whether the game is approved by Layden or
not, the Packers are not turning attention to it as yet
because they must still hurl the Dodgers out of the way
in their Ebbets field appearance next Sunday. This
morning they held the first of two sessions on the field
near City stadium. The Packer coach intended Tuesday
to hold the session inside at the Riverside ballroom but
fair weather today caused him to take the boys outside.
Most of the time was spent perfecting a defense versus
Dodger plays, which have clicked very well of late. After
losing six straight, the Flatbush eleven sprang to life 
and posted successive wins over the Cardinals and the
Steagles...LEAVE FRIDAY MORNING: Thursday 
morning another drill, probabl outside also, has been
scheduled. It may be longer than today's because it will
be the last before Saturday morning. The team will 
leave Friday morning at 7 o'clock and is not scheduled
to arrive in New York until 8 o'clock the following
morning. A drill will be held at Ebbets field shortly after
arrival, Lambeau said. Reports from Brooklyn indicate
that the advance sale for the game is larger than for any
other Dodger clash this year. It is entirely probable that
the Giant-Cardinal tussle at the Polo grounds will not
draw a handful. On other hand, the Bays' 35-21 over the
Giants whetted the apetites of the New York fans for
more of the same. Upwards of 20,000 people are 
expected. Accompanying the team east will be center
Charley Brock, who may get into the Steagle contest,
Lambeau said. Operated on for appendictis late in
October, Charley is anxious to see some action before
the season closes but Lambeau has refused to run the
risk of allowing him to incur an injury by playing too 
soon. The Packers came out of their five-mile hike on
Tuesday morning apparently none the worse for wear
although several of them were heard to remark that it
can't be compared with riding around in a car. Despite
the mild temperature, the boys from the southern
section of the country were bundled up to the eyeballs.
It is rumored, but not confirmed, that some of them
donned long red underwar for the trek.
NOV 17 (Chicago) - Ensign Sid Luckman (United
States Maritime service, Chicago Bears and Brooklyn
Apple Strudel Eaters society) paced all pro football
passers today as he faced a showdown aerial deul with
his chief rival, Sammy Baugh, at Washington Sunday.
Luckman and Baugh, running 1-2 in the passing race,
will be aiming for the most coveted of all-time forward
passing records - Cecil Isbell's mark of 24 touchdown
passes in one season. Until last Sunday, when he 
threw seven touchdown tosses against New York,
Luckman's name was conspicuously absent from the
record books. For although he has bettered Baugh in
percentages during his five-year career, Luckman never
has been able to achieve a significant all-time mark.
Last Sunday changed all that...BREAKS ISBELL'S
RECORD: He completed 21 of 32 passes to set new
records of 433 yards gained in a single game to break
Isbell's former mark of 333 yards, and threw for seven
touchdowns to better the old record of five scoring 
heaves held jointly by Isbell and Ray Buivid of the 1937
Chicago Bears. Latest statistics show Luckman leads
all passers with 91 completions in 158 attempts for .576
percent. His passes have gained 1,808 yards and 23
touchdowns, with only seven interceptions. Baugh, 
close behind Luckman, has 85 compeltions in 154
attempts for .532 percent and 1,138 yards gained. He
has tossed 19 touchdowns. This means that either
Luckman or Baugh - or both - can surpass Isbell's 24-
touchdown mark this weekend when the Bears and
Washington Redskins clash in what probably will be a
preview to the league playoff. Luckman was sworn into
the maritime service as an ensign Monday and said he
"may be called up any time." "I got to keep this game 
for the kids coming up and this looks like the best way
for me to do it," he said. Green Bay's great end, Don
Hutson, continued to dominate the total scoring this
week with 78 points after making 23 points against the
Chicago Cardinals Sunday, when he scored three
touchdowns in a single game for the seventh time in his
carrer and kicked five extra points...AN EDUCATED 
TOE: While Hutson is famous chiefly for his unexcelled
pass receiving, he is doubly important to the Packers
because of his "educated" toe. In fact, if it were not for
Hutson's placekicking ability, he would be tied with 
Harry Clark of the Bears for the scoring lead instead of
resting comfortably 30 points ahead of the pack. Clark
and Hutson each have scored eight touchdowns for 48
points. However, the Green Bay end claims 27 points
on conversions and three on a field goal to give him his
78-point total. Huston also leads the National league in
pass receiving, with 33 catches for 483 yards. Two
Washington Redskins follow, with Joe Aguirre receiving
25 passes for 311 yards and Wilbur Moore taking 24
passes for 461 yards. Moore, only 22 behind Hutson in
yards gained, equals Hutson's mark of scoring seven
touchdowns on passes. Clark shared Luckman's field day against the Giants by netting 81 yards to displace Tony Canadeo of Green Bay for the ground gaining lead. Clark has gained 465 yards in 100 cracks for a 4.6 average. Canadeo has 424 yards in 80 attempts for a 5.3 average. Baugh continued to pace punters with an average of 47.8 yards and also led in interceptions with 112 yards in ten returns.
NOV 17 (New York) - Naturally the Dodhers are going to have a man following the elusive Don Hutson around Ebbets Field Sunday when the Green Bay Packers come to town. The house dick will be Frank Martin. Both gridders learned their football at the University of Alabama. Martin has sworn to trail Hutson all the way back to Tuscaloosa, if necessary. It's going to be a new script of the Phantom and the Shadow. Pete Cawthon, Dodger coach, has been having Papa Johnson impersonating the mighty Green Bay end during the week, with Martin on his trail. At first, Frank kept mislaying Johnson, but yesterday he was beginning to get the hang of keeping him in sight and breaking up the practice passes. A layman's advice to Pete could have the whole Brooklyn team on Don - and it still wouldn't be enough...WILL TRY TO HALT GHOST: Yet Cawthon regards Martin highly, both on pass defense and offense. Frank is just a rookie back, but he's fast as a November sunbeam, only a stride behind Johnson who is the speediest maverick on the squad. Coach Steve Owen of the Giants has declared that it's suicide to put just one man on Hutson, so that the inexperienced Martin will have quite a large afternoon chasing the Green Bay ghost. Don scored three of Green Bay's touchdowns against the Cardinals last Sunday - two by snaring forwards and the other on an 85-yard interception. All told and tallied, he scored 23 of the Packers' points. It might be wise if Martin should get in touch with the young man the Cardinals allegedly had covered Hutson on the long distance - if the boy has his breath back yet. Those same Cardinals are coming into the Polo Grounds Sunday and Owen is prepared for another air raid. 
NOV 17 (Milwaukee Journal) - The weekly statistic of the NFL, as the season draws to a close, look more and more like something dug out of the files of other recent years. Who, for instance, do you suppose is leading the league in scoring? Why, your old pal Don Hutson. With 8 touchdowns, 27 straight extra points (he has not missed any) and 1 field goal, the galloping Don has scored 78 points and leads his nearest rivals, Harry Clark of the Bears, Wilbur Moore of Washington and Bill Paschal of the Giants, by 30 points. Each of them had 48. And who do you suppose is leading the league in pass receptions? Why, Hutson again, of course. Despite his slow start this fall, he has caught 33 for 483 yards and 7 touchdowns. His nearest rival, Aguirre of Washington, has caught only 25. And who do you suppose is second in the league in pass interceptions? Why, Hutson. Only Sammy Baugh of Washington, who has intercepted 10, has a better average. Hutson has intercepted seven. Just like old times. The soft spoken, drawling Don will leave a void in football when he hangs up his shoes come December 5. He has been one of the most amazing performers of all time on the American athletics stage...Don Hutson's 23 points against the Cardinals Sunday were the second highest single game total of his pro career. Against the Cardinals a year ago he scored 24. Ernie Nevers holds the league record of 40, set against the Bears - yes, the Bears - back in 1929. He was with the Cardinals at the time - yes, the Cardinals...PLAY FOR USO: The Packers will make good use of their open date a week from Sunday. They will play a semiprofessional team in Bristol, Conn., for the USO, with only their traveling expenses involved. And who do you suppose they will have against them that day? Their old ace, Clarke Hinkle. Hinkle, now in the coast guard stationed near Bristol, has received permission to play with the semipros. The Packers, who will meet Brooklyn at Brooklyn Sunday and Philadelphia-Pittsburgh at Philadelphia December 5 to round out their league season, will remain in the east the two full weeks. They will live at the Westchester Country club in New York again.
NOV 17 (Chicago) - As a result of their record shattering performance in rolling up 702 yards against the New York Giants last Sunday, the Chicago Bears are comfortably en route to a clean season sweep of offensive honors in the NFL. The Bears raised their average total yardage per game from 384.1 to 421.3, their rushing yardage from 167 to 170.3, and their passing yardage from 217 to 251. Green Bay retained second place in total yards and rushing, although the figures were lower than the Bays' achievement up to last week. The Packers dropped from 335.4 to 334.3 in total yardage a game, and from 158 to 143.3 in rushing. Sammy Baugh's continued brilliance against Detroit maintained the Redskins' hold on second place passing honors with a gain of 195.3 yards a game. This was a decline of 3.1 yards from Washington's figure a week ago, but the Redskins boosted their completion percentage from .523 to .537, which was enough to nose out the Bears for the first place in this department. The Chicagoans have a .532 figure.
NOV 17 (Brooklyn) - The grid Dodges' Pete Cawthon claims he has the way to stop Green Bay's Don Hutson Sunday: "I have a lot of Texas boys who are pretty handy with a rope."
NOV 16 (Green Bay) - The Packers, considerably refreshed after their workout against the Chicago Cardinals in Milwaukee Sunday, donned their hiking clothes this morning for a five-mile "constitutional" in liey of a regular Tuesday morning warmup on the practice field. The team met first at the Hotel Northland to plan strategy for next Sunday's clash with the Brooklyn Dodgers at Ebbets field. They then took a swing around the city, first moving south, then west and north and east to City stadium headquarters. Coach Curly Lambeau scheduled the hike because the practice field was in no condition for a drill. He said the team may go inside Wednesday if weather conditions are such that an outside session would make a drill on offense and defense impracticable...LAMBEAU PRAISES TEAM: The Packer coach expressed praise for the manner in which his team performed against the Cardinals, who absorbed their eighth straight beating, 35-14, and their 16th in a row from the local professionals. But he warned that anything can happen in the Brooklyn game. After losing six straight contests and generally being shoved around by other clubs in the National league, Coach Pete Cawthon's team swept back to take two victories in a row. They first racked up a 7 to 0 victory over the Cardinals and then continued their winning ways last Sunday over Pitt-Phil, 13-7. On the surface, the Steagles should have won the game. They were holding second place in the Eastern division with three victories and two defeats. But the Flatbush tribe apparently did not look at the standings and pushed over two touchdowns after the league's only combination team made one...DODGERS BEGIN TO CLICK: Lambeau expressed a belief that the Dodgers have begun to click. Consequently, there must be no letdown this week on the part of the Bays, who will have only two full days of practice before they leave for their three-week tour in the east. Present plans call for the team to depart Friday morning at 7 with arrival in Brooklyn Saturday at 8 o'clock. The second game will be played against the Steagles at Philadelphia Dec. 6. There still is a mathematical chance for Green Bay to tie the Chicago Bears for the Western division crown although the chance became extremely remote last Sunday as the Bears overwhelmed New York, 56 to 7. They also broke a half dozen all-time league records in doing it. The Bears play Washington in the capital next Sunday and won't be in any mood for fooling. The Chicago eleven remembers the 14 to 6 defeat they absorbed from the Redskins in the 1942 championship playoff and they want no repetition of that. A victory this time would give them the Western title for the fourth year in a row and another crack at the 'Skins in the playoff...SNYDER CREEPS UP: Besides setting up several yards gained and passing records against New York, the Bears provided quarterback Bob Snyder an opportunity to tie Don Hutson's all-time mark of 33 extra points in one season. If Snyder, who has missed only three all year, gets one against the Redskins, he will break Hutson's record. Sid Luckman, who got seven touchdown passes off, needs two more to break Cecil Isbell's mark of 24 in a season, established last year. The Packers will be in good shape for the Brooklyn game. Both halfback Andy Uram and tackle Baby Ray are expected to be able to play after missing action against the Cards because of injured ribs and a sore knee, respectively.
NOV 16 (Brooklyn) - Dodger football fans who want to see Don Hutson in action for positively the last time hereabouts had better have a front row seat on the 50-yard line at Ebbets Field Sunday when Pistol Pete Cawthon's cowhands play the Green Bay Packers. The great Alabama graduate threatened to retire last summer, but the Packers talked him out of it. Now Don has announced his retirement once more. This time he's going to make it stick. He's married, with a couple of kids and owns and operates a bowling alley in Green Bay. Eight full seasons in the NFL are going to be enough for him. The Dodgers regret that he didn't make it stick before. Dashing around the chalk marks endeavoring to circumvent Hutson is no part of a pleasant afternoon...HOLDS 17 RECORDS: Sid Luckman breaks record set by somebody else, but Hutson breaks his own records. Every time he gathers in a forward pass or scores a point he sets a new mark. He holds 17 NFL records. He won the valuable player award of the league twice. He has been placed on six out of eight all-league teams. Quiet flows the Don as he drifts downfield to snare forwards. He takes 'em waist high. Often the secondary has him covered, but he akes the catch just the same. He doesn't have to wrestle anybody for the ball. He's such a will-o-the-wisp that he can sidestep and leave the man they have put on him floundering around and wondering what became of him. He's quite a figure around the pro loop, but at home in Green Bay he's still more popular. He's president of the Lions, active in Red Cross and Y.M.C.A. work and during the offseason travels all over Wisconsin speaking at dinners on sports. They love him in Green Bay almost as much as they love Jack Benny in St. Joe...AN ACE SHOWMAN: Hutson is one of the pro game's showmen, that includes Slingin' Sammy Baugh, Luckman and many others. His loss will be felt at the gate. Even the teams he runs circles around will regret his passing. There isn't much the Dodgers are going to be able to do to smother him. Just when Cawthon had visions of winning some more ball games and, perhaps, finishing runner-up in the Eastern Division along comes Hutson and the rest of the Packers. Pete thinks that if the Dodgers hurdle Green Bay they might reach those dizzy heights. But it's a high hurdle. "When I took over the club last summer," says Pete lugubriously, "Dan Topping told me he would be satisfied if I put a team on the field. Three weeks ago he changed it and said he would be satisfied if we won one game. Now the owner of the Dodgers wants me to win our last three. Some assignment!" Nobody envies Pete's Sunday assignment with Hutson on the prowl.
NOV 16 (Milwaukee Journal) - There's always something to disturb the life of a football coach whether he's down on the bench with his team, where a hundred and one things can go wrong, or up in the isolation of the press box with a telephone connection to the bench. Take the difficulties which beset Curly Lambeau of the Packers at the Giant game in New York a couple of weeks ago and which only now have come to light. Lambeau, it was recalled, "coached" his team from up in the press box in the Detroit game the week before. With a telephone connection to the bench, he had directed operations with a perspective of the field he had never had before. He was thoroughly elated with the arrangement and announced that in the future he would always direct his team in this way...THE DRAMA UNFOLDS: Came the New York game, Lambeau immediately arranged for a perch for himself in the upper reaches of the immense stands with a telephone connection to the bench. He learned what aisle to take in a maze of aisles to reach the dressing room quickly between halves. He marked the door of the dressing room as well. He even timed himself on the long jaunt down to discover to the second how much time he ought to allow himself. Three minutes and 40 seconds. Everything was set. Things went beautifully the first half. He reached his perch in time, the telephone connection was clear, and the Packers scored in jig time. Three minutes and 40 seconds before the end of the half, he started for the dressing room far below. But then difficulties began to bob up. The crowd had already started to stir on its way to the concession stands, and Lambeau found the going a little tough. He speeded up and jostled fans who, with long training on subway platforms, jostled him right back. He was called a couple of names. And then, long before he had reached the lower reaches of the stands, he heard the awful gun shot which announced the end of the half...A FINE STEW, INDEED: Lambeau was in a frenzy. A fine stew, indeed. By this time the crowd of 46,000 was eddying all through the aisles, and Lambeau, despite the heroic efforts, was carried along by it. More than five minutes of the intermission had elapsed before he finally reached the broad expanses under the stands on which he could break into a dodging sort of trot for the first of two doors leading to the dressing room. He was puffing and panting as he reached it, grabbed the knob, and then stopped up short. The door was locked. Lambeau pounded and kicked. He pounded and kicked some more. No response. He called an attendant for help but he only got consolation, no advice. But then an idea hit Lambeau. The field. Out on the field and then up into the dressing room. Lambeau hurried up one of the aisles which led to the boxes, but as he peered over the edge he shrank away. The boxes at the Polo Grounds are some 12 or 14 feet above the ground. They are not like out beauties at Borchert field. Lambeau almost got dizzy as he peered over the edge and he thought better of a broken ankle...THE PANIC IS ONE: Only about five mintues of the intermission remained as Lambeau, a picture of boiling frustration, hurriedly made his way down from the boxes. The crowd had already started back to its seats. But Lambeau did not give up. Everything inside the park was closed to him, but outside the park - that was it, outside the park, even if it meant he would have only a minute or so with the team. So outside he rushed, peering up at the windows he thought might be the dressing room. Through one he heard the booming voice of Steve Owen talking to the Giants, but he kept on. And then at least, through another, he heard the voice of Red Smith. "Red," he yelled at the top of his voice. "Red." No answer. He did attract the attention of a big Irish cop, however, and he immediately enlisted the cop's aid. "I'm the Green Bay coach," Lambeau excitedly said, and the cop smiled as though to say. "What, not Napoleon?" But Lambeau went right on. "I'm locked out. This is our dressing room - up there. Boost me up on your shoulders so I can talk to the boys for a minute." And the cop finally believed him and boosted him up...THEY LAND IN A HEAP: As Lambeau, standing precariously on the big cop's back, rapped on the windows, he heard the team inside stir to return to the field. He rapped some more and yelled and finally Smith climbed up on a chair inside and opened the window. "Red," Lambeau panted as the cop started to wobble. "Red, start the same lineup that started the game." And then the cop and Lambeau both went down in a heap. And that was the extent of Lambeau's talk to the Packers between halves of the Giant game in New York. How Lambeau finally found somebody with a key to let him into the dressing room after the boys had left, how he finally found his way back to the bench for the second half, is another story. But the big Belgian is still sold on directing his team from up in the press box. "I'm learning all the time," he said. He directed Sunday's game with the Cardinals at State Fair park from the press box again.
field, home of the baseball Dodgers. There was some question today whether guard Bill Kuusisto will be able to see much action Sunday. Kuusisto injured his left knee in the Cardinal tangle last Sunday and the injury has not been responding to treatment as rapidly as expected. Otherwise, the club is in good physical shape...URAM, RAY READY: Both halfback Andy Uram and tackle Baby Ray, who missed the Card action, will be available although probably not for full length play. Uram has been having trouble with injured ribs and Ray with a bad knee, both injuries being sustained in the Chicago Bear two weeks ago. Commissioner Elmer Layden notified Lambeau this morning that the proposed exhibition tilt Nov. 28 against the Electric Board Diesels of New Britain, Conn., has the approval of the league front office. As a result, the Packers will go ahead with the game in Bristol. Conn., on their league off-Sunday. The last clash on the tour will be against the Steagles in Philadelphia Dec. 5.
NOV 18 (Brooklyn) - Pete Cawthon is dead right about one thing as the wiry little coach from Texas drills his Dodgers for their game with the Green Bay Packers at Ebbets Field Sunday. Don Hutson isn't the whole Green Bay team, although sometimes it seems that way. The week's output from the NFL's Figure Foundry prove that. There is, for example, Tony Canadeo. Mr. Canadeo is an all-around back, built on a low, wide wheelbase, whose talents are diversified. Best known as the successor to Cecil Isbell as pitching partner of the glamorous Hutson, Canadeo does other things. Running the ball he has gained 424 yards from scrimmage this year. Only Harry Clark of the Bears has compiled more yardage...BELIEVES IN DIVIDING PASSES: With 49 completions Canadeo is topped only by Sid Luckman and Sammy Baugh in the passing department. He has thrown eight touchdown passes, not all of them to Hutson. Sometimes, apparently just for the heluvit, he flips one to Harry Jacunski. Mr. Jacunski hails from Fordham and plays at the other Green Bay end. Metropolitan football followers remember him well and favorably, because he brought many a smile to the lips of Sleepy Jim Crowley. Now 27 years old he is doing a whale of a job for Curly Lambeau. This week's figures show Hutson leading the league in yardage gained on passes caught. Don has scampered 483 yards. Who is in second place? Jacunski, who has traveled 482 yards, one yard less. Moreover, Jacunski has caught only 21 passes to 33 for Hutson, meaning that his average gain per pass is greater. Once against the Chicago Cardinals, Harry caught a pass and scampered 86 yards to a touchdown. All of this adds weight to Cawthon's theory that when playing Green Bay you cannot concentrate your defense too much upon Mr. Hutson. That opens the way for Canadeo either to rip through the line or to flip a pass to Jacunski for a long gain down the other side of the field...A SCORING DELUGE?: On the other hand, Pistol Pete's notion of guarding Hutson with only one man will work only if Frank Martin, the speedy young man in line for that assignment Sunday, can cope with the Green Bay ghost's head-feints, side-slips, barrel-rolls and what have you. If Hutson can consistently hipper-dipper his way into the clear the carnage will be terrific. Martin practices for his task with grim determination again yesterday and again Cecil (Papa) Johnson did his best to imitate Hutson in the drill.
NOV 18 (Green Bay) - As pleasant football weather favored the Packers in their last full length pratice session this morning before they leave for the east for an extended three weeks tour, the Brooklyn Dodgers are cooking up what they figure is going to be an indelible mess for the Bays when they clash Sunday afternoon at Ebbets field. Coach Pete Cawthon, a wily mentor despite the record of six defeats and two victories his team has this season, figures it is about time that the Dodgers win their first game over the Packers. In the NFL series between the clubs, the local team has won six and dropped none. This makes the Flatbushers considerably angry. Several reports from the east to the Packer headquarters indicate Coach Cawthon and the Dodgers have spared no effort this week in their preparations for the clash, which will start at 1:15 Central War Time. A victory would give the Dodgers three straight wins in league competition...DOESN'T SEEM POSSIBLE: Despite Flatbush finagling, it doesn't seem possible - on the record of what has transpired so far - that the Packers will lose, although Coach Curly Lambeau has constantly reiterated his belief that any eleven in the pro league can be plenty tough. He didn't exclude the Dodgers this week and warned the Bays that they will have to play their best football to win. Season statistics show the Packers have just about double in every department of play, a good indication being yards gained by all methods. The Green Bay eleven has rolled up 2,675 yards while the Dodgers have only 1,203, just a 150 yards average for their eight clashes. In points scored, the Packers are slightly better than three times more potent with 195 to 51. The Dodgers have two men the Bays will have to watch closely. They are fullback Pug Manders and halfback Merlyn Condit, who have four and three years experience, respectively. Manders got the Brook's first touchdown against the Steagles last Sunday. Condit rolled over for the second on a 65-yard pass from Ken Heineman. The latter score was good enough to beat the second-place Phil-Pitt, 13 to 7...SVENDSEN WITH DODGERS: In the line, there is one man Green Bay followers will remember. He is Bud Svendsen, who formerly played center with the Packers. A regular starter, Svendsen had been getting plentiful notices for his defensive play particularly. Bruiser Kinard, a tackle, and the giant George Sergienko have also been stalwarts in the forward wall. It is against such combinations that the Packers will have to keep their ground and air attacks clicking if they wish to score their sixth National league victory this year. They had a final polishing today on the attack. Assistant Coach Red Smith handled the drill since Lambeau left at 11 o'clock for the east. The team will entrain at 7 Friday morning with arrival scheduled Saturday at 8 o'clock. The final drill will be held Saturday morning at Ebbets